Has your family outgrown its existing four-door sedan? Were you trying to make an SUV work, but are finally ready to give in to the family van? No matter how you’ve arrived at the decision, you’re ready to make the leap. Welcome to the world of the minivan! Before you begin shopping, here are some things to consider.

Have the end in mind.

Whether you’re planning on having kids, having more kids, or have enough, you need to know the maximum capacity that will fit into your family van. A regular minivan will normally seat 7 or 8. If you’re planning on having your own family ball team, then you may want to skip the minivan and head for the passenger van aisle.

Read safety reports.

Check out consumer reports or car-buying guides to get the ins and outs of the make and model you’re considering. Even if you’re buying used, you want to know the nuances of that vehicle. A good place to do some research is Edmunds or Kelley Blue Book.

Set your budget.

Balancing what you want (DVD player, leather seat warmers, remote starter, etc.) with what you can afford can sometimes be difficult. Determine your budget before you go shopping; otherwise, you’re more likely to overspend. To avoid taking out a car loan, try to save up or earn cash fast.

One great way to get quick cash is to sell a car, instead of trading it in or keeping it parked in the driveway. You may choose to sell independently (put a sign in the window), or you can go to a local used-car buying business, like Indy Cash for Cars. You can get a free quote (no strings attached) on the same day and even walk out with cash if you decide to sell.

Selling a car for cash may be just the answer for getting you into a quality family van faster. To discover more about the cash for cars process, call Indy Cash for Cars at (317) 405-8492 or fill out the quick quote online form from our website.